California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt's prison education program is the first in the country to be approved for federal Pell Grant funding under a new federal policy, making affordable education more accessible to incarcerated students.
BestColleges - Feb 2024
Host Dave Schlom is once again joined by special co-host Michael Kauffmann, co-editor and publisher of The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History, as we conclude our two-part look at one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.
In this episode, Dave and Michael examine the incredible forests of the Klamaths with two Cal Poly Humboldt professors who are deeply involved in studying them, Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff.
Blue Dot - Jan 2024
Fast-flying falcons keeps vineyards clear of other, grape-grabbing birds.
Bay Area News Group - Nov 2023
The Klamath Mountains provide homes for many plants, many not found anywhere else in the world. It's one of the most plant-diverse places on the continent. So it's a tall job to actually map the plants and where they grow, but such a project is underway.
Cal Poly-Humboldt students are assisting in the mapping, co-led by Forestry Professor Lucy Kerhoulas, with a boost from the California Native Plant Society. The mapping is important for several reasons, one of which is figuring out how growth ranges change with climate. Professor Kerhoulas stops by with info about the project, alongside Julie Evens from CNPS.
Jefferson Public Radio - Nov 2023
The largest trees on the planet can’t easily ‘migrate’ — but in a warming world, some humans are helping them try to find new homes.
The New York Times - Oct 2023
Sea level rise could eventually erode a Humboldt Bay bluff where 37 tons of nuclear waste are stored underground.
Yale Climate Connections - Oct 2023
Student workers at the 23-campus system say their pay is low, their hours are restricted and they get no sick pay. They are hoping to join the employees union to fix that.
Jefferson Public Radio - Oct 2023
In an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire, Cal Poly Humboldt faculty and students have embarked on a three-year study to investigate tree health.
Yuba Net - Oct 2023
Pelican Bay State Prison houses people who have committed some of the most serious crimes in California. But some of its population is eligible for a variety of programs, now including the chance to get a bachelor's degree.
Jefferson Public Radio - Oct 2023
The signs with collar-activated lights are meant to reduce Roosevelt elk collisions on a dangerous stretch of road in Northern California.
Outdoor Life - Sep 2023
There's a long chain linking CalFire and Cal Poly-Humboldt... plenty of students have graduated from the university and gone to work for CalFire as firefighters or in other capacities. Now the school and the agency are formalizing their relationship, with an agreement to work together in more areas, to provide better educations for students and better-trained workers for CalFire.
Jefferson Public Radio - Sep 2023
Using Pell funds is key for a new bachelor’s degree program being set up by California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.
The74 - Sep 2023
Cal Poly Humboldt Business Professor Josh Zender discusses factors that influence car insurance rates, and the importance of staying informed about state regulations.
WalletHub - Sep 2023
Cal Poly Humboldt students recently harvested the bull kelp crops they grew in the university's aquaculture program.
Jefferson Public Radio - Aug 2023
A short stretch of Highway 101 along the North Coast is particularly plagued by wildlife-vehicle collisions, which have exacerbated an ongoing human-elk conflict in Humboldt County.
SFGATE - Aug 2023
A mission to undo decades of damage to the redwoods of California caused by unchecked logging involves even more logging — and chain saws.
The New York Times - Aug 2023
Cal Poly Humboldt Social Work Professor Pam Bowers discusses important factors students should consider when choosing a MSW, and the future of the profession in California.
MSW Online - Jul 2023
Mitch Mitchell, associate vice president for student success and dean of students, works to create diversity and representation in higher education by keeping students at the forefront.
Inside Higher Ed - Jun 2023
A Giant Pacific Octopus washed ashore on Clam Beach, the largest species typically seen in the region, explains Cal Poly Humboldt aquarist Grant Eberle.
The Sacramento Bee - Jun 2023
Consumers often overlook or underestimate balance transfer fees when selecting a credit card. Finance Professor Humnath Panta provides consumers and credit card companies insight into these fees to make better informed decisions.
WalletHub - Jun 2023
You shouldn’t have to wipe out your savings just to enjoy a nice summer vacation. Tourism Management Professor Ara Pachmayer shares her budget-friendly advice and other useful travel insights.
WalletHub - May 2023
Two-thirds of Americans report feeling anxious about climate change. There's even a new term for it - eco-anxiety. Environmental Studies Professor Sarah Ray talks about what it is and strategies for coping.
NPR - May 2023
Beyond its iconic height, the Redwood Forest is sacred to the Yurok Tribe and a scientific frontier for the study of vast biodiversity that exists nowhere else on Earth.
PBS - Apr 2023
The accelerated change is due to tectonic activity, which is causing the ground around and under the bay to sink at the same rate the sea level is rising.
CalMatters - Apr 2023